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file image, Google I/O 2017

Huawei will also introduce an Android Go phone in H1 2018

MWC 2018 has already seen a few Android Go devices being revealed, with the Nokia 1 being the most prominent example.

But Huawei also has an Android Go phone in the works, an executive told Gearburn.

The lightweight take on Android is optimised for phones with 1GB of RAM or less, while also using less storage than traditional versions of Google’s platform.

“It means that we can provide 1GB RAM plus 16GB ROM, so that means with Android Go… consumers that use such a phone, they’ll still have good performance, at least for two years,” said Jim Xu, president of marketing and sales service at Huawei’s consumer business group.

Huawei will introduce a device running Android Go in the coming months

As for Huawei software customisations, Xu said the device would have a “very simple EUI”.

The executive added that the phone would be launched in “the first half of this year”.

Disclosure: Hadlee Simons is a guest of Huawei at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Visit out MWC 2018 section for all the major updates.

Featured image: File photo of Android Go at Google I/O 2017

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More